Meaning of righteous

righteous




Do you consider yourself a moral person, who tries to do good and be good? If the answer is yes, you are righteous — in the right.

Being righteous literally means to be right, especially in a moral way. Religious people often talk about being righteous. In their view, the righteous person not only does the right thing for other people but also follows the laws of their religion. Heroes like Martin Luther King are often called righteous. On the other hand, this word can be a little negative. If you call someone self-righteous, it means they’re a little too sure they’re right and better than other people.

Definitions of righteous
  1. adjective

    morally justified

    righteous indignation”
    Synonyms:

    moral

    concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
  2. adjective

    characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

    “”the…prayer of a
    righteous man availeth much”- James 5:16”
    Synonyms:

    good

    morally admirable
    clean-handed, guiltless, innocent

    free from evil or guilt
    just

    used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting
    moral

    concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
    good, just, upright

    of moral excellence
    sound

    free from moral defect
    virtuous

    morally excellent
    worthy

    having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable
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    Antonyms:

    unrighteous

    not righteous
    evil

    morally bad or wrong
    guilty

    responsible for or chargeable with a reprehensible act
    unjust

    violating principles of justice
    immoral

    deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
    sinful, unholy, wicked

    having committed unrighteous acts
    wicked

    morally bad in principle or practice
    unworthy

    lacking in value or merit
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